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It's my last Disney post, so sad! BUT next week (hopefully) I'll be doing posts about my trip to Montreal. I got there Monday of this week and am heading home today! My friend Kristen and I both bought this tee when we went to Disney for her birthday in May so we decided to both wear them on this trip!

Mickey Tee: Disney World (Disney Character Warehouse), Shorts: Madewell,  Sandals: Target Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika', Eyeglasses chain: Tinksky (Amazon), Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote (eBay)

And here are some random leftover photos!

On one of our four (hah!) visits to EPCOT during our trip we did Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway for lunch. As the title suggests, at this experience you get to take photos with various Disney Princesses. The restaurant is beautifully themed inside so be sure to look around all the rooms before heading out.

Upon entering the restaurant for your reservation you get taken into a little alcove for a photo with Belle in her yellow dress from Beauty and the Beast. Then you sit down and a waitress takes your drink and entree order. After that you get to go up to a buffet to choose your appetizers.  For my meal I chose Svinestek med Frukt (or Seared Pork Tenderloin) with Apricot Glaze, Multigrain Pilaf, Sautéed Mushrooms, and an Apple-Fennel Slaw. It was REALLY delicious and the pork was perfectly cooked. Kristen had the Flyt-stuffed Pasta which is cheese and spinach-stuffed pasta with olive oil-poached tomatoes, Parmesan cream sauce, and sweet balsamic glaze. She said it was very tasty.

Following the meal you are brought a dessert trio to share. We received a chocolate mousse torte, an apple cake with caramel sauce, and a rice pudding with strawberry sauce. The torte was my favorite, super smooth and had a nice crunch of toasted coconut on top. The apple cake was also very delicious and a great option for those who don't like their desserts to be too sweet. I didn't try the rice pudding but my friend said it was very tasty. Our waitress also brought me a cupcake and card for my birthday!

The princesses we got to take photos with were Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and Ariel. I have seen other people get photos with Mulan at the meals so it probably changes every so often.

This was the most expensive meal of our trip coming in at $70 each after taking off our annual passholder discount and including tip. While the experience was fun I definitely wouldn't do it again. But it is another one that is fun to try just once as a splurge. It's also a cheaper option than Cinderella's Royal Table which I really enjoy. It's easier to get a reservation here too, but you should still book 180 days in advance if possible. This trip for us was about trying new dining experiences so in my mind it was worth it for us.

Next time I'll probably take everything I spent on specialty dining and do the Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom. But, who knows when my next Disney trip will be now that I have a house and husband to worry about, ha ha.

I misbehaved this month and did some shopping when I was invited to a preview of the new Boscov's location in Milford! I got a couple sweaters and cute pearl Mickey earrings! It could have been a lot worse because they have such great deals, so I'm still counting it as a win.

I also bought a couple clothing items on my birthday trip to Disney. But I used gift money on those and am not including them in this update. I got an Epcot Food & Wine Festival tee, Toy Story Land sweatshirt and an Eve hoodie (I bought Christian the matching Wall-E hoodie.)

And I I FINALLY found my backup pair of Vince Camuto Davilla ankle boots on Poshmark. I had to buy them again because my current ones are dying after being VERY loved for 4 years. They've been all over the world and walked hundreds (seriously, at least 100) of miles with me. I used ad money that was just added to my PayPal. Perfect!

THE (modified) RULES

  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best

  1. J. Crew 'Harlow' cardigan sweater in star print ($15, $90 retail, used gift card)
  2. Robert Rodriguez tonal paisley chiffon dress via Roundabout ($16.80, $348 retail) 
  3. Mickey Baseball Tee via Disney Character Warehouse ($14.99, used gift card)
  4. Mickey Metallic Tank via Disney Character Warehouse ($7.99, used gift card) 
  5. Wedding Dress - Needle & Thread Mirage tiered embellished tulle dress via Net-a-Porter ($206, retail $405, used ad money) 

  1. *NEW!* Napa Valley Long Sleeve Solid Mock Neck Sweater in Dark Ruby ($8.49 via Boscovs, retail $36)
  2. *NEW!* Napa Valley Long Sleeve Solid Mock Neck Sweater in Dark Teal ($8.49 via Boscovs, retail $36) 
  3. *NEW!* Vince Camuto Davilla ankle boot via Poshmark ($45, used ad money)

  1. Franco Sarto 'Dolly' mule in navy via DSW ($20, $80 retail)
  2. Wedding Shoes - Nicholas Kirkwood Lola embellished Lurex sandals via  Net-a-Porter ($326, retail $815) 
  1. Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote via eBay ($200, used ad money & work bonus)
  1. Wedding Band Sofia Zakia Altair Ring via Catbird ($562, retail $625)
  2. *NEW!* Disney Mickey Mouse Pearl Earrings via Boscov's ($36 after $15 gift card and 15% off coupon, retail $120)

Gifted from Brands:
  1. Azaggi Jewelry Round Crescent Moon necklace w/ CZs
  2. Azaggi Jewelry Tiny Owl necklace
  3. oNecklace Two Heart Necklace
Total spent in October: $52.98

Total spent in 2018:  $89.78
(not counting wedding shoes + band)

On one of the days of our trip we did the  Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare! It's a character breakfast at The Grand Floridian Hotel and it's really fun. We were in the minority of people there without children but we're kids at heart and love our Disney characters! This meal, as with most character meals, comes with a larger price tag than general dining. After our annual passholder discount we paid about $45 each including tip. But with these meals you're going for the fun as much as for the food so I think it's worth it to do at least once. Especially if you have children who love any of the featured characters.

At this meal you get to take photos with Mary Poppins, Pooh, Tigger, Alice in Wonderland and The Mad Hatter! You get a professional photo taken with Tigger and the rest of the characters walk around to all the tables during your meal for photo ops and autographs. I was given a birthday card here for the characters to sign, super cute!

It's also a buffet so you can eat as much as you'd like. They have everything from Mickey waffles and fresh fruit to eggs, french toast, cinnamon rolls and so much more! They even have a strawberry soup which I tried. It was tasty but it just felt strange to be drinking my strawberry (I'm not a smoothie person either.) I didn't take photos of all my food *gasp* but everything was delicious. I really loved the cinnamon roll because it wasn't as hard as some tend to be. There was a nice texture from the sauce but the inside was soft and not too chewy.

The hotel is beautiful so if you aren't staying there be sure to have a walk around to take in the splendor. You can definitely see the difference between the Deluxe, Moderate and Value Resorts. You get what you pay for, as they say. But, since we barely spend any time in our hotel room, we opt for the cheaper options. This trip we stayed at Pop Century, super fun and themed by the decades. That being said, I do want to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge at some point because of the Savannah views! What can I say, I love animals and it's as close as I'll get to a real safari for a while. Still saving up though.

I wore this top on two occasions. The first was for a morning in EPCOT before going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. The second time was on my last day in Florida. I went to Magic Kingdom to meet up with a friend who just moved to Florida and we tasted our way around the park before I had to head back to my hotel to get the bus to the airport.

We went to Be Our Guest for lunch where I had the Grilled Shrimp kid's meal and we shared a Master's Cupcake (she hadn't had the grey stuff before!) Then we sampled two treats that I had on my list of things I needed to try/take cute pictures of. I had the Mermaid Donut at Prince Eric's Village Market and my friend Betsy had the Maleficent Waffle Cone at Storybook Treats.  Betsy also got a Witch Minnie Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple for the ride home!

The donut is a yeast donut with purple icing and sprinkles topped with white chocolate treasures from Ariel's Grotto. It was a pretty tasty treat and while it came with a price tag of $4.99 it was totally worth it for how fun it was! (Besides, we have a specialty donut place around here that sells similarly extravagant donuts for about that price.

The waffle cone is lime ice cream in a black waffle cone with purple sprinkles and two striped chocolate horns for $5.25. I had one of the horns and it was really good dark chocolate. Betsy said the ice cream was extra tart but super tasty!

Floral Camisole: eight sixty, Shorts: Madewell, Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika', Eyeglasses chain: Tinksky (Amazon), Bag: Dooney & Bourke 2017 Sorcerer Mickey Disney Shopper Tote (eBay), Sandals: Sam Edelman 'Ginnie' c/o ThredUp

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